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MISSISSIPPI PROFILES: Canopy Children’s Solutions

  I talked recently with Dr. John Damon, CEO of Canopy Children’s Solutions, about Canopy and its mission. The organization has a long history of helping kids and familes deal with behavioral health issues, having been founded in 1912 as the Mississippi Children’s Home. John first joined Canopy as a therapist in 1993, and through the years, served as their CARES ...

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Goodwill promotes Collins to VP position

Goodwill Industries of Mississippi recently promoted Natasha Collins to vice-president of human resources. Collins received her BS in Management and her MBA from Belhaven University. She has worked with Goodwill for the last six years. Collins is a member of The Word Center Church and lives in Brandon.

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PGA Tour honors Sanderson Farms Championship for “Best Charity Integration”

The Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson was honored by the PGA Tour for “Best Charity Integration” during the 2018 tournament at The Country Club of Jackson. The “Best Charity Integration” Award recognizes the tournament that incorporates the tournament’s charity and theme into all facets of the event. The Sanderson Farms Championship is united around its charitable impact to Friends of ...

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Mistletoe Marketplace: A classic that changes with the times

By JACK WEATHERLY Many, if not most of the members of the Junior League of Jackson were not born in 1980, the first year of the Mistletoe Marketplace. And the annual event that signals the start of the Christmas shopping season for many people has grown over the years. The League, which was established in 1941 and has taken some ...

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Natalie Guess appointed to CMR

Gov. Phil Bryant appointed Natalie Guess to the state Commission on Marine Resources representing nonprofit environmental organizations. Guess will serve a four-year term that will end June 30, 2022. Guess is the executive director of Unmanned Coast and the Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions under the Magnolia Business Alliance. She is also a health and wellness coach and speaker. Guess ...

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American Red Cross Names Word New Regional CEO for Mississippi

Rachel Word The American Red Cross has chosen Rachel Word to lead its Mississippi Region. Word has more than 15 years of experience in the non-profit and public sector. She joined the American Red Cross in December of 2007 and had served the organization in strategic leadership roles over the last 10 years. As the regional chief executive officer for ...

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Hall Carter joins Mississippi Kidney Foundation as executive director

The Mississippi Kidney Foundation recently announced that Hall Carter has been named its new executive director. Carter is joining a new associate director, Walton Fenelon from Jackson. Gail Sweat, who served as executive director the foundation for the past two decades, recently retired. Carter, a Memphis, Tenn., native, has held integral positions for several U.S. senators, most recently serving as ...

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Duck Hill resident wins statewide home care recognition

The Mississippi Association for Home Care (MAHC) is proud to announce that Christie Winters, RN of Duck Hill, Mississippi has received statewide recognition as the recipient of the 2018 J.T. Gilbert Clinical Award. Winters has been a Home Health Nurse for Sta-Home for 4 years, recently becoming a Clinical Supervisor for the Clarksdale area. As noted in her nomination, Winters ...

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